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Posted on 2006-04-18
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My MSAccess database contains contact information along with email addresses.  I would like groupwise to open with the email address filled in when my client clicks on the email address.  They will then type whatever emessage they want.  How do I do this?

Thanks in advance!
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by:ShineOn
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You can do it using VBA, by using the GroupWise APIs.  See http://developer.novell.com/groupwise for more information on using the GroupWise APIs.

If Joanne's feeling better, she does a lot of GroupWise VBA stuff with Word, maybe she can help you understand what I'm saying.

Alternatively, if the "mail to" link is configured right, to open a GroupWise new message dialog, you could use the default M$ "mail to" functions.
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by:KimberleyY
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"Alternatively, if the "mail to" link is configured right," - what would it look like if it was configured right - right now it reads

mailto:someone@yahoo.com

when the client clicks on it nothing happens - except a web browser tool bar appears
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I mean the application link for the default email client.  Like, if you're in Word, and select "mail to" or "Send to ... mail recipient" depending on your version, or click on the "email" toolbar button, does GroupWise open?  If not, then your default mail client isn't set to GroupWise.

I'm not sure how many places that has to be set, but a start would be in Internet Explorer properties, Programs tab.  The setting for "E-mail:" should be GroupWise (I think it defaults to Outlook Express or Hotmail or whatever...).  Same goes for Calendar, Contact list, and if you want to use the GW client for it (and it can be...), Newsgroups.

The next place is in the Mapi provider settings (I think that'd be "mail" in Control Panel.)  Make sure GroupWise is set as the defaults there, too.

Some programs may have their own spots, and a lot of this stuff lands in the user profile, so it may have to be set more than once on the same PC.

There may be Local Group Policy settings for this, too - I haven't checked.  If so, it could be centrally distributed and enforced through ZENworks or AD GPO's.
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by:KimberleyY
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Thanks - I will check those items and if that does it I will award your points.
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by:KimberleyY
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Thats doesn't seem to do it - I am going to use the send object method in access - we have used that successfully before at this client.

Thanks.
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